Hi John, thanks for this comment and sorry that i didn’t spot it sooner. Yes i was refering to the number of women featured in the images and i’m glad to know your rationale. Personally i feel there’s a fine line between representation and exploitation, with the camera angle having a lot to do with it, especially where women on bicycles in the summer are concerned. But “eye of the beholder” and i really am glad that we have a fully-fledged SB entry in Chicago.
OK thanks. Again, I didn't take that particular shot, but I used it because it's one of the most dramatic photos of a Lakefront Trail crash that I've seen. I'm guessing that if you go back and look at photos of female cyclists that I and other Streetsblog reporters have shot, you won't find anything problematic.
Thanks to John Greenfield for the follow up article on Streetsblog.
Nice!! A+. Nice follow-up by Mr. Greenfield. Glad to hear nobody on the path was injured and that the driver was cited (DWI, negligent driving, operating a motor vehicle without insurance). It would really suck to be hit by a drunk, insurance-less driver while riding or walking on the path.
I drove past there yesterday to the cyclocross race at Montrose. There's still a car wheel there.
This occurred at 53rd street, back in September.
The guardrail was destroyed where the car went through. It still looks the same, several months later.
I counted 85 steps from the end of the guardrail (pictured above to the last piece of debris I found on the path. My 85 steps would be close to 200 feet. Imagine how far a speeding car which has just lost momentum hitting that guardrail STILL travels. Imagine if the person pictured above had been there. The person would have been DESTROYED by that speeding hunk of metal.
I rode past there yesterday. Yep, still there.
Correction. This was just north of the pedestrian bridge at 51st (not 53rd).